Subject: Re: code: which option from an options group was selected?
To: walt <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/19/2005 14:29:45
> I notice that every O.S. on all of my machines always has both
> gtk1 and gtk2 pulled in as dependencies.  Is there any reason to
> keep gtk1 these days?  What advantage does it have over gtk2?
> My impression is that gtk1 is used mostly by obsolete gnome 1.4*
> programs.

gtk+1 and gtk+2 have different ABIs and some software has not been 
rewritten to use the newer version. gtk+1 is said to be more lightweight.

My systems still have old version because I use glib and dillo, xpdq, 
xmms, sylpheed-claws, and more. (I see that sylpheed uses gtk2 now maybe I 
should switch to it. Or maybe sylpheed-claws will use gtk2 soon.)

It is now obsolete yet...

  Jeremy C. Reed

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